Observation 72493: Monotropa uniflora L.
When: 2011-07-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Anecdotal moment…
I have been quietly seething while viewing others’ observations of this myco-heterotroph. I’ve damn near wrecked the truck a few times trying to see under trees while I’m driving…seriously…..I have hoped to find this so deeply that when I did come across it finally, I laughed with joy!
Funnier than my joy was the ‘oh duh!’ I muttered when I came home and read about it’s relationship with Russulaceae! These were in large quantity right in my lobster patch.

ok, enough dorky stuff…happy shroomin’ all !

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Recognized by sight: lack of chlorophyll, single flower, white with tinges of grey purple

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Thanks Bob~
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-07-24 12:01:27 CDT (-0400)
Debbie,
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2011-07-23 21:27:34 CDT (-0400)

Now is the time to find these in the Northeast. They might be a little scarce in another month. Good luck nonetheless.

Congrats, Britney! I often laugh with joy when I finds things I dream about. Nice shots!

thanks Deb
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-07-23 20:59:48 CDT (-0400)

happy hunting!

nice up close and personal shot…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-23 20:34:36 CDT (-0400)

I can’t wait to see these guys in PA next month.

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